Originally Posted by Francine
He can win every match he plays, even against Federer, so saying he has no chance in Umag is nonsense. I don't think he considers the rest of the field and his chances against them when he enters a tourney, he must've commited to Umag months ago. I do hope he plays Stuttgart or Amersfoort as well though
When he committed to Umag months ago, he was low in ranking and probably thinking to enter a MM event to boost his chance. Little does he know that this one is no ordinary MM. Who would have thought the likes of Rafa and Coria will opt to come to Umag instead of the ISG in Kitzbühel
It's really honorable that he likes to face his rivals head on instead of running away. But at some points, I don't think the avoiding Nadal tactic is such a bad idea. Nadal is peaking, why not wait until he came down to get yourself a better chance. I suggest enter Amersfoot and w/d Umag
to get more time to prepare for the American Hard.